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Our Agenda
  Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May
8:30am Registration 
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Delivering a safe and secure service in a digitalized world
The transportation industry is becoming increasingly digitlized, this has had a positive impact on efficiency and customer satisfaction. However, with so many devices becoming connected it has left transportation networks exposed and vulnerable to attack. This session will focus on ways operators can uphold customer expectations whilst ensuring security and safety.
Moderator:  Michael Lowder, Principal, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates LLC
9:10am How is safety and security changing in the digital age?
• Understanding and mitigating the risks of a digitalized transport network
• Adapting to the modernization of equipment across your network
• Making use of new technologies for greater efficiency and effectiveness
Timothy Weston, Cyber Security Policy Coordinator, Transportation Security Administration
9:25am Bridging the gap between government and industry
• Are more regulation and standards needed to improve security across the transportation sector?
• Improving the reporting of security incidents
• Why joint collaboration will strengthen overall security
• Too little too late? Why we shouldn’t wait until after a breach before drafting security standards
Kyle Malo, Chief Information Security Officer, WMATA

Cyber - we are at war! Can an operational military perspective help YOU protect YOUR transportation systems?
A special opportunity to hear from Bruce Wynn who has extensive experience at the very highest level within the UK MoD, US Homeland Security and other high security organizations. He will synthesize  thoughts about cyber security priorities for today, ROI across the spectrum of cyber security, where to think about refocusing your resources  to better protect YOUR transportation systems, and perhaps stimulate a concrete action plan!
Bruce Wynn OBE,
Senior Cyber Advisor, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

10:10am Working with regulatory bodies: data sharing and regulatory oversight
Gary Wade, Vice President Security, Atlas Air
 10:25am America’s transportation infrastructure: a matter of national security
• The economic importance of transportation networks: what is the financial impact of disruption?
• The changing nature of the security threat
• Giving the right support and regulatory oversight to transportation operators
John Young, Director of Freight and Surface Transportation Policy, American Association of Port Authorities
10:40am Panel discussion: Technology: friend or foe?
• Is the rapid advancement of technology putting your network at risk?
• Keeping up and keeping safe: embracing innovation without neglecting safety and security
• Integrating new technology with existing legacy systems
Bruce Wynn OBE, Senior Cyber Advisor, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence
Gary Wade, Vice President Security, Atlas Air
Kyle Malo, Chief Information Security Officer, WMATA
John Young,
Director of Freight and Surface Transportation Policy, American Association of Port Authorities
Timothy Weston
, Cyber Security Policy Coordinator, Transportation Security Administration
11:10am Networking coffee break
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Transportation operators are embracing this new digital age, yet cyber security is not always met with the urgency it requires. This is particularly worrying due to the economic, safety and security implications that can be faced in the occurrence of a cyber security breach. This session will focus on bringing together industry experts to examine the issue and highlight the importance of protecting yourselves amidst this digital revolution.

Moderator: Dr Curtis Levinson, US Cyber Security Advisor, NATO

The deadline for PTC has been extended once again and every railroad is expected to have installed PTC on all mandated trains and trainlines by December 2020. This session will look into the difficulties which hindered train operators from meeting the 2018 deadline by looking at reoccurring challenges surrounding testing, installation and industry collaboration. It is crucial now more than ever to identify the disparities between theoretical planning and practical implementation and to find ways to overcome these issues to ensure the next deadline is met.

Moderator: Moderator: Mike Ogborn, Senior Advisor, ASLRRA

11:40am Inside the Magecart breach of British Airways
Yonathan Klijnsma, Threat Researcher, RiskIQ
Case study: The Metrolink experience - bringing the human element into the PTC story
Keith Millhouse, Attorney, Millhouse Strategies

Internet of Things: securing your devices, assets, and infrastructure
·  Vulnerability management: scanning critical infrastructure for threats, risks, and faults
·  Protecting vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications
·  Keeping track of equipment, data ports, and sensors
·  Working with government, transportation operators, and other stakeholders

Working with the industry to oversee delivery of PTC
• Ensuring the right assistance and communication is in place at government level
• Allocating sufficient time to hit project milestones
• Using information to prioritize resources using a risk based approach
Susan Zimmerman, Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office
12:10pm Supply Chain Cyber Security Risks in Rail: A New Approach
Rotem Abeles,
Head of Business Development, Cylus
Advisory Session
12:25pm Securing tomorrow’s seaports: Addressing the challenges that are revolutionizing transportation logistics
• Staying one step ahead by regularly updating systems
• Understanding and dealing with increased automation and networked systems
• The importance of ensuring vendors comply with your security procedures
Drew Schneider, Assistant Director of Security, Port of Long Beach
Overcoming the challenges to successfully implementing PTC
• Upholding an efficient and reliable service during testing and certification
• Interoperability between host railroads and their tenants
• Ensuring all components needed for PTC are seamlessly working together
12:40pm Managing a cyber assault: the aftermath
• Having responsive processes in place
• Staying on alert: anticipating a security breach
• Effectively executing an emergency response plan
Manuel Guaderrama, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Maintaining Configuration Management in a Post PTC World
• A change management approach to PTC
• The intersection of PTC and product lifecycle management
• What does a post-PTC world look like?
Ever A. Diaz, Digital Solutions Director, Keolis
12:55pm Panel discussion: Safeguarding your organization when upgrading technology
• Updating cyber security software
• Understanding security risks associated with new technology
• How are cyber security threats likely to develop in future?
Drew Schneider, Assistant Director of security, Port of Long Beach 
Manuel Guaderrama
, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Mohamed Youssef
, Chapter President, CS2AI, Former Chief Engineer Cyber Security, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
Yonathan Klijnsma
, Threat Researcher, RiskIQ
Panel discussion: Post-deployment strategies, what opportunities does PTC present?
• What additional capabilities can be achieved on PTC’s wireless systems?
• Attaining a return on investment from PTC installation
• Is there potential for upgrading PTC in the future
Keith Millhouse, Attorney, Millhouse Strategies
Susan Zimmerman, 
Assistant Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office
Ever A. Diaz
, Digital Solutions Director, Keolis
1:25pm Networking Lunch
Transport operators now have access to new technologies which help support traditional policing against the ongoing threats faced. It is important for new technology to blend seamlessly into pre existing manual procedures, to ensure that physical security is upheld while keeping networks moving efficiently.

Moderator: John Young, Director of Freight and Surface Transportation Policy, American Association of Port Authorities
It is crucial that all railroads and transit agencies remain in good state of repair to avoid derailments and fatalities. It is beneficial for operators to develop individual strategies to ensure they are permanently meeting government requirements. This session will look at how operators can do this efficiently whilst being as cost-effective as possible.

Moderator: Mischa Wanek Libman, Executive Editor, Mass Transit
2:25pm Working with law enforcement partners to ensure the safety and security of passengers and cargo
• Delivering mission critical communications channels for faster response to incidents
• Sharing data between transport operator and police for a coordinated approach
• The challenges of policing in a globalized world
Yves Monfort, Chief of Safety and Security Division, PortMiami
Jose Aragu, Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department
Case study: Implementing a Safety Management System at Amtrak
Theresa Impastata,Senior Director of System Safety, Amtrak
2:40pm Effectively deploying physical security technology across a diverse transportation network
• Investing in the right technology for proactive security: CCTV and access controls
• Making equipment known to act as a deterrent to criminals
• How does security converge with passenger experience and branding?
• Managing partners and vendors
Jason Blumenauer, Senior Director of Security, First Group America
Using predictive maintenance to sustain a good state of repair
• Leveraging data analytics to predict repairs and reduce costs
• Developing assets knowledge from historic data to avoid recurring issues
• Creating meaningful and timely alerts and alarms leading up to repairs and maintenance
Ernest Piper, Chief Mechanical Officer, Keolis Commuter Services
2:55pm Advisory Session Advisory Session
3:10pm Case study: Artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics on CCTV systems
• Alerting control rooms to anomalies such as loiterers, fights, left baggage and thefts
• Reducing labour costs and improving the effectiveness of CCTV networks
• Changing the view of security as a cost center: leveraging security technology to improve decision making across the organization
Branden Porter, System Security Manager, Public Safety Division, Sound Transit
Ryan Chelski, Senior Security Specialist Public Safety Division, Sound Transit

Panel discussion: Collecting and using data effectively
• How are well maintained assets a precursor to safer operations?
• Setting appropriate standards, benchmarks, and reporting 
• How to aggregate data from multiple sources to establish the big picture?
• Onboard vs trackside technology: what's the best way of gathering data about your network?
• What is the use case for automated technologies in rail maintenance?
• How to communicate with the trackside effectively (cellular or own trackside network)

Ken Glover, Senior Vice President of Safety & Compliance, Genesee & Wyoming
Theresa Impastata,Senior Director of System Safety, Amtrak
Ernest Piper, 
Chief Mechanical Officer, Keolis Commuter Services
JJ Williams, 
Chairman, Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Robert Hanczor
, CEO, Piper Networks
Leonhard Korowajczuk,
CEO, CelPlan Technologies

3:25pm Panel discussion: Proactive versus reactive security strategies
• How are physical threats evolving?
• Is passenger screening feasible across all forms of transport
• Why simulating an attack is important in maintaining and improving security?
Keith Slotter
, Vice President Security, JetBlue Airways 
Yves Monfort
, Chief of Safety and Security Division, PortMiami
Jose Aragu
, Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department
Stephen Tucker
, Deputy Director of Security, Sound Transit
Ryan Chelski
, Senior Security Specialist Public Safety Division, Sound Transit
Jason Blumenauer
, Senior Director of Security, First Group America
4:10pm Networking Break
4:40pm Panel discussion: Maritime security in focus: what are the takeaways for other sectors?
Mark Sutcliffe, Director, CSO Alliance
Cameron Naron, Director, Office of Maritime Security, MARAD
Etienne Klein, Airbus Intelligence – Satellite, Airbus
Evan Curt, Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, Marshall Islands Registry
Roundtable discussion: Getting the most out of fiber optic sensors for asset monitoring across transport infrastructure
JJ Williams, Chairman, Fiber Optic Sensing Association

  Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May
8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Using technology To Mitigate Human Error
Accidents and incidents caused by human error are an avoidable risk. Increasing digitlization and automation are one way of reducing mistakes, as is ensuring the regular trainings and the constant upskilling of staff. This session will look at different strategies that can be put into place to help secure your network from the dangers caused by human error.
Moderator: Chris Hart, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
9:10am Business continuity planning
• Identifying the threats and risks to your business
• A risk based approach to asset protection
• Having back ups in place when disaster strikes
Gene Sun, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Risk Management, FedEx Corporation
 9:25am Using technology to assist in reducing security risks
• How to use data to predict, detect and deter
• Managing the balance of effective event management and delivering a safe and secure rail service
• The challenges of operating in an open transport system
Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations & Performance, Transport for London
9:40am Diagnosis, Protocol, Compliance and Regulation – A guide to better understanding sleep apnea
• Sleep Apnea diagnosis and compliance for safety sensitive employees in the rail industry and the importance of reducing a leading cause of human error—fatigue.
• State of the Industry – The current guidance, upcoming updates to the handbook and the NTSB Most Wanted List
• Evaluation of the Employee – Review scientifically established risk factors, current assessment tools and protocol creation
• Compliance and its Importance – What is it? How having the full picture can protect against potential legal action and the employee.
Dr Alan Lankford
, Chief Science Officer, SleepSafe Drivers
9:55am Implementing and managing a successful safety management programme
• Sharing and managing safety data more effectively
• Detecting and correcting safety problems earlier
• Benchmarking safety performance
Jim Hopkins, Chief Safety Officer, Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
10:10am Panel discussion: Can we run a safe and efficient service with minimal human intervention
• In what circumstances is automation safer than manual operation
• Understanding the limitations of humans and using technology to compensate for them
• What will automation look like in the future?

Jim Hopkins, Chief Safety Officer, Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
Frank Ibe, Head of Line Operations & Performance, Transport for London
Gene Sun
, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Risk Management, FedEx Corporation
Dr Alan Lankford, Chief Science Officer, SleepSafe Drivers
 10:40am Networking coffee break 
Led by a facilitator, workshops offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate, and sharing of best practice. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 to discuss specific challenges. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group.

Training session: Coordinating a cyber security exercise
The military both exercises and practices 'things' a lot, and there are perhaps many lessons from the military way of doing things that could help the transportation sector better assure both its security AND its safety.
Bruce will use some of his military and law enforcement background to set the scene for the tabletop discussions, suggesting areas where you might want to focus, questions you might want to answer and points that you will undoubtedly wish to argue about and debate.
The aim of the session is make sure we all move towards doing the right things, rather than just doing things right!    

Bruce Wynn OBE, Senior Cyber Advisor, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence
Robotics and artificial intelligence to enhance safety oversight
• Autonomous alternatives to repetitive and arduous tasks
• How could robotics solve the challenges of reliability, downtime, and costs?
• What safety benefits can be achieved by replacing human intervention in maintenance activities?
• Case studies of robotics and automation in action
• Workforce and human capital challenges of increased automation
Steve Evers, VP Sales & Marketing, Reliabotics
12:40pm Networking Lunch
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As much as preventative measures are implemented to ward of attacks. There is still a chance that a wrong doer can cause harm to your network and commuters. Taking into account the rise in terrorism, it is important now more than ever that staff and the general public are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to react accordingly in an emergency situation.

Moderator:  Michael Lowder, Principal, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates LLC
Trespassing and suicide are a tragic issued faced by railroad operators in North America. The number of rail related accidents and incidents have decreased significantly. However, rail trespassing – intentional and unintentional is still the primary cause of fatalities on North American railroads. The sensitivity of this topic means that discussions about it are limited. This session will tackle this problem head on, looking at different tactics which can be adopted in order to prevent reduce the risk of collisions with pedestrians.

Moderator: Chris Hart, Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
1:40pm Enhancing security before, during and after employment
• Conducting background checks before acquiring staff
• Using wearable technology to monitor staff: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
• Sharing data with other operators to ensure high risk employees are not rehired
Ricardo Karakadze, Director, Maritime Security, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Strategies for reducing trespassing and suicide incidents
• The importance of spotting and understanding trends to prevent accidents and incidents on railroads
• Understanding the demographic and environmental characteristics of rail suicide
• Working in partnership with local charities to prevent railroad related deaths
Hilary Konczal, Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
1:55pm Instilling and maintaining an information security culture within your organization
• Getting your staff to feel personally responsible for security
• Establishing company protocols and adhering to them
• Spotting and eliminating the weak links in your organization
Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra  Commuter Rail
Mitigating worker accidents and fatalities
• What are the leading causes for worker accidents and fatalities
• Incorporating data and analytics to identify risks and threats
• Creating and adhering to a roadworker protection plan
• Adhering to government protocols when reporting accidents
2:10pm Advisory Session Advisory Session
2:25pm Deploying a mix of technology and standards to tackle day to day threats
• Fare enforcement: developing standards and procedures to ensure “blind” policing
• Intelligent CCTV to identify risks and deliver efficiencies
• The importance of highly visible staffing
Stephen Tucker, Deputy Director of Security, Sound Transit
Technology and engagement to improve grade crossing safety
• Changing behavior through technology: better warnings, monitors, and deterrents
• Employing analytics to identify frequent problem areas
• Raising awareness and changing perceptions of grade crossings
Patrick Warren, Chief Safety Officer, MTA New York
2:40pm Panel discussion: Preparing your staff to combat security risks
• Do your staff know how to spot a suspicious email
• Integrating security into all trainings
• Conducting practical training sessions

Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
Stephen Tucker, Deputy Director of Security, Sound Transit
Ricardo Karakadze, Director, Maritime Security, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Raising public awareness of the dangers of railroads
• Challenging preconceptions about the perpetrators and motives of trespassing

• Developing on-board and static technology for monitoring trespassing incidents
• Results from the study: developing a profile of the average trespasser and new ways to tackle the problem
Sarah Searcy, Program Manager, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Institute for Transportation Research and Education

2:55pm   Panel discussion: What are the factors contributing to the reduction of suicide and trespassing incidents and how can we build on these
• Understanding how pedestrian safety at highway – rail grade crossings has changed over time
• Sharing data with public authorities to gain an overall picture
• Using empirical evidence and examining the behaviour of pedestrians involved in accidents and incidents to prevent recurrence

Hilary Konczal, Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
Michael Allen, Director, New Jersey Operation Lifesaver
Elayne Berry, Assistant General Manager – Safety & Quality Assurance, MARTA
Patrick Warren,
Chief Safety Officer, MTA New York
Sarah Searcy,
Program Manager, Bicycle and Pedestrian, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
3;25pm End of Transport Security Congress